Paternity Proceedings



Paternity proceedings are important for both unmarried mothers and fathers in order to provide structure and predictability to the children and parents.  If the parents of a child are not married, then a dad’s ability to have a meaningful relationship with his son or daughter is jeopardized.  A paternity lawsuit legally establishes the parent-child relationship between a father and child and establishes the dad’s parental rights to the child.

Practical advice. The issues involved in family law matters are often the most important issues you will face in your life.  Trying to make the right decisions in these emotionally-charged situations is never easy.  If you find yourself having to make these difficult decisions, you owe it to yourself to have the guidance and legal advice of a paternity law firm.  A paternity lawyer can advise both mothers and fathers of children born out of wedlock about how to best approach proceeding to establish paternity, child support, child custody and visitation rights.

Passionate advocacy. Although some unmarried parents are able to amicably negotiate and make the tough decisions required in a paternity lawsuit, many parents find communication challenging in an adversarial relationship.  When the issues in a paternity case are contested or disputed, you need an informed and passionate advocate to enforce your rights throughout the paternity process.  Obtaining legal representation in paternity proceedings is a solid investment in your future.

Paternity Law Practice Areas:
  • Lawsuit to establish and declare paternity
  • Child custody
  • Child support orders and enforcement
  • Visitation rights
  • Modifications of original paternity decrees and child custody or child support orders
  • Parenting plan negotiation and enforcement

For more information or to schedule a consultation with a Nebraska or Iowa paternity attorney or lawyer, contact Thompson Law Office. You may initiate a phone call with Thompson Law Office immediately by using the “click to call” button to the bottom of this screen. You may also chat live with a representative or submit an online reservation below.

Our Omaha paternity lawyers are available to assist with Nebraska paternity cases in west Omaha, Elkhorn, Bennington, Gretna, La Vista, Papillion, Ralston, Bellevue, Fremont, Blair and surrounding communities in Douglas County, Sarpy County, Dodge County, and Washington County.  Our Chadron office serves Dawes County, Sheridan County, Box Butte County, and elsewhere in the Nebraska panhandle, including Alliance, Crawford, Gordon and Rushville.

Free legal information about child custody, child visitation, and child support in Nebraska

You may also find the following free legal resources useful as you decide which lawyer to consult about your family law matter.  These brochures were prepared by the Nebraska State Bar Association:

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